We thought we’d share some of the interesting Bible-related blog posts and news items that have crossed our desks (and RSS readers) recently. Here are a few noteworthy items from the community of Bible bloggers:
- Tim Gombis looks at the apostle Paul’s quotation of Habbakuk in Romans 1:16-17, and at the ways that this passage would have been especially challenging to its original audience.
- Earlier this summer, reports that computer algorithms have identified different authors and revisions in the text of the Bible caused much discussion and debate. Dan Wallace of the Parchmen & Pen Blog has a useful post putting this story into perspective.
- Bible translators traditionally strive to make any new Bible translation “clear, accurate, and natural”—but Wayne Leman suggests that a successful Bible translation must meet one additional requirement: acceptance.
- At a recent banquet celebrating the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible, Marquis Laughlin did a striking dramatic reading of several different Scripture passages.
- The Jersualem Perspectives blog has an interesting series of posts on “Hebraisms” in the New Testament. (“Hebraisms” are defined as idioms, grammar, and other elements of the Hebrew language that appear in the Greek of the New Testament.) The first post in the series examines instances in Luke 14 and 15; see links on the blog’s main page for the rest of the series.